Race to the Center Half Marathon

Sat September 14, 2024 Smith Center, KS 66967 US Directions

Travel Guide Info

Where to Stay:

There are several local AirBnBs! 
See availability for Race Day

Ingeboro Bed and Breakfast
319 N Main, Smith Center, KS 66967
(785) 282-3798

US Center Motel
116 US-36, Smith Center, KS 66967
(785) 282-6611

Rodeway Inn
130 US-36 Phillipsburg, KS 67661
(785) 540-4371

Cottonwood Inn
1200 State St. Phillipsburg, KS 67661
(785) 543-2125

Econo Lodge
320 W State St. Phillipsburg, KS 67661
(785) 543-5223

West Lake Inn 
259 W Highway 24, Downs, KS 67437
(785) 454-3345 

Shady Grove Cabins
1319 Kansas St, Downs, KS 67437
"the last 1930’s roadside Tourist Cabins in Kansas"
(785) 454-6367

Lock and Load Lodging 
269 US-24 Downs, KS 67437
785-545-6762 or 785-545-6466

Crest-Vue motel
724 E S St, Hwy 36E, Mankato, KS 66956 
(785) 378-3515

Super 8 in Beloit
3018 West Highway 24, Beloit, KS
(785) 738-4300

Camelot Inn
933 N 1st St., Osborne, KS
(785) 346-5413

Waconda Lake, Glen Elder State Park
Go camping during your stay! https://www.reserveamerica.com/ 
Cabins at the lake available https://ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Locations/Glen-Elder/Cabins 
Even camper rental through Becker Auto: https://www.beckerautos.com/fckimages/RentalFlyer2019.pdf 
2131 180 Rd, Glen Elder, KS

Where to Eat:

Center Fire Pizza
Woodfired pizza, delicious salads
103 S Main St, Smith Center, KS 66967 

Jiffy Burger
Old fashioned diner with prices that can’t be beat
815 E Highway 36, Smith Center, KS 66967

Bar and grill atmosphere for food and a post-race drink 
219 S Main St, Smith Center, KS 66967

Second Cup
Hometown Café
106 S Main St, Smith Center, KS 66967

Pete’s Cafe 
114 E HWY 36, Smith Center, KS 66967

Las Canteras Mexican Restaurant
233 S Main St, Smith Center, KS 66967

Subway of Smith Center
214 E. Hwy 36, Smith Center, KS 66967

Pizza Hut of Smith Center
120 W Hwy 36, Smith Center, KS 66967 

LaDow’s Market
Hometown grocery with deli and daily specials
415 Main St, Lebanon, KS 66952

Rusty Tractor
410 North Main Street Kensington, Kansas

Where to get Specialty Coffee:

Twisted Petal 
111 E Court St, Smith Center, Kansas 66967

Hideout Coffeehouse
130 W Main St., Osborne, KS 67473

Where to Shop:

118 S Main St, Smith Center, KS 66967

Shoes Etc/Stonz Jewelry 
818 Morgan Ave, Downs, KS 67437

Hidden Treasures Quilt Shop in Mankato
101 N Commercial St, Mankato, KS 66956

121 N Commercial St, Mankato, KS 66956

Poppy and Marigold
125 W Main St, Osborne, KS 67473 

Where to Visit:

US center in Lebanon
Geographic center of the contiguous United States
This is the race finish!

Home on the Range Cabin in Athol
The original site where the song "Home on the Range" was written. In 1947 Home on the Range was named the official state song of Kansas. See the cabin, take a walk around! 
Highway 9, Athol, KS 66932

Smith Center Golf Course 
20082 US-281, Smith Center, KS 66967

Kirwin Reservoir 

Waconda Lake, Glen Elder State Park
2131 180 Rd, Glen Elder, KS

World’s largest ball of twine in Cawker City 
Wisconsin St., Cawker City, KS

Downs Roadside Park
Recently added a Disc Golf Course!

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